Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has passed away, according to an unverified rumor that spread like a forest fire through the social media site Twitter Monday evening.
The rumor is almost certainly unfounded.
Several of the tweets that seem to have instigated the rumor cited a publication called “Cuba Press” as the source of the unconfirmed report.
If such a publication exists, it doesn’t care to publish to the Web. Internet searches turned up nothing.